Alexander Vantournhout / Not Standing juryselectie



11.09 – 13.09.2020

Usually a bowling ball has only one function: to knock over as many pins as possible at the bowling alley. But what if you remove the bowling ball from its usual environment?
Screws turns around the relationship between the body and the object in various ways. Different objects attached to the body either provide support or throw the body off balance. In this way gravity can be overcome or enhanced. With the help of ice shoes, bowling balls, anti-gravity shoes and other objects, the performers of Screws defy the laws of physics.

Together with five dancer-acrobats Vantournhout guides you as spectator along a route of reverberating short performances: from solos and duets to pointy group choreographies.
This site-specific performance invites you out of your comfortable seat and sets you in motion. Stroll around and let yourself be carried away by these exceptional miniature compositions.

Alexander Vantournhout (°1989) studied single wheel, juggling and dance acrobatics at ESAC and contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S. Since 2014 he creates and tours with Caprices (2014), ANECKXANDER (2015), Raphaël (2017), The Ceramic Rose (2018), Red Haired Men (2018) and Screws (2019). Alexander’s movement language is influenced by his various trainings and work environments within different fields of the arts. In his artistic pursuit he focuses on creative forms in which he firstly investigates the kinetic potential of physical limits and secondly explores the relationship or boundary between performer and object.

Screws is more than circus. Screws is more than dance. It is something that surpasses both.” – Danser Canal Historique

Screws, an ode to physical intelligence.” – Etcetera

choreography & circography Alexander Vantournhout | creation & performance Petra Steindl, Josse De Broeck, Felix Zech, Hendrik van Maele, Emmi Väisänen & Alexander Vantournhout/Axel Guérin | dramaturgy Sébastien Hendrickx | intellectual in residence Rudi Laermans | choreographic help Anneleen Keppens & Martin Kilvady | costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz | technique Rinus Samyn | light design Tim Oelbrandt | technical design Bert Van Dijck, Rinus Samyn, Tom Reynaerts & Tom Daniels | constructor Willy Cauwelier | photos Bart Grietens | in coproduction with Vooruit (BE), MA (FR), PERPLX (BE) & Circa (FR) | residencies Vooruit (BE), Platforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie/La Brêche à Cherbourg-Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf (FR), Cultuurcentrum Brugge (BE), Wood Cube (BE), Workspacebrussels (BE), MA (FR) & Circa (FR) | thanks to Lore Missine, Veerle Mans, Bauke Lievens, Maria Madeira, Lien Vanbossele, Monuments Nationaux de France & Simon Pons-Rotbardt | with the support of Flemish Government | production NOT STANDING vzw | company management Esther Maas | tour management Frans Brood Productions